Two parents are facing drug charges after their 11-year-old child took their drugs to elementary school and told a school officer his parents were breaking the law.
Matthews Police say he reported his parents after a lesson about marijuana was delivered by a police officer who is part of the D.A.R.E. program, which teaches kids about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.Read more »
House Democrats have scheduled a horrible drug war bill for a vote tomorrow (Wednesday). The Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act of 2010 (H.R. 5231), would expand problematic drug conspiracy laws, apply mandatory minimum drug sentences to more people, increase racial disparities, and subject Americans to incarceration for drug offenses and public health interventions that are legal in the foreign country in which they’re committed.Read more »
FARMINGTON -- About 1,000 marijuana plants were stolen from a Farmington law enforcement storage facility overnight Tuesday.
Farmington police officers discovered the break-in Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., according to police Chief Jack Peck.
An overhead garage door had been "pried open" and much of the marijuana, seized Tuesday in a northern Franklin County drug raid, was gone, Peck said.Read more »
Michigan drivers could become the first in the nation subject to roadside drug testing under a bill introduced Wednesday in the Legislature.
The legislation would authorize police to administer a roadside saliva test for illegal drug use, just as they do breath tests for alcohol, when they stop a driver suspected of being intoxicated.
The test kit under consideration for Michigan can detect drug use in six categories, including marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine.Read more »
The state sheriff's association pushed the idea Tuesday, saying the move would help them make drug arrests and curb a growing problem of prescription drug abuse. But patient advocates say opening up people's medicine cabinets to law enforcement would deal a devastating blow to privacy rights.Read more »
A hallucinogen that is an active ingredient in "magic mushrooms" may help terminally ill cancer patients feel more peaceful.Read more »
The city of Atlanta will pay $4.9 million to the family of Kathryn Johnston, a 92-year-old woman killed in a botched November 2006 drug raid, Mayor Kasim Reed's office announced Monday.Read more »
Another drug war tragedy. Phoenix police detective, and father of two, killed in an under cover drug deal gone wrong. Phoenix police try and sell 500lb bail of marijuana, deal goes wrong and shootout ensues, killing one detective and two suspects.Read more »
One former drug cop's crusade of civil disobedience against America's drug war establishment has turned into a nightmare for his family, which now faces the very real threat of losing a father and husband for up to six months or more. Barry Cooper stood handcuffed in front of the state's capitol building on Friday morning, after he'd turned himself in on a warrant for allegedly making a False Report to a Peace Officer.Read more »
Chihuahua state is the scene of a bloody struggle between drug cartels fighting for control of the lucrative trade in cocaine, mainly to the United States.Read more »
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